So of course I've left this to the last minute, but I've hit upon a good costume for my build: Luchador in a suit.
. I've got the cheap suit covered, but I can't imagine walking around for hours in an ill-fitting luchador mask, so I'd much rather go somewhere where I can try a few on.
Where can I get an authentic-ish Luchador mask in chicago that'll let me try a few on?
posted by Oktober
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I have a nice hand carved wooden Boruca mask from Costa Rica that I got in 2011. Unfortunately, I've noticed that the wood seems to be drying out, and in some places, even cracking. I know it is authentic (e.g. not tourist crap from China) as it was bought at an indigenous reserve/cooperative and I saw them being made, but was not able to learn what kind of wood it was carved from (though likely balsa or cedar?) or get any instructions on care. It is unpainted, just solid wood.
Any idea how to care for this piece of art? Does it need oiling? How would I do that?
posted by juniperesque
on Oct 19, 2013 -
I have a $20 gift card to Body Shop. What do I absolutely have to get? So I have a gift card thing that expires in two days. I thought I'd go down there in a few hours and use it. [more inside]
posted by discopolo
on Jun 26, 2013 -
Where can we find a N95 respirator mask for a small infant, and how else can we protect a baby from very polluted air? [more inside]
posted by aielen
on Jun 20, 2013 -
I bought this African mask
at a thrift shop the other day. It appears real; it has the qualities of being handmade. I've searched the Internet for an hour or so, and while I've found other masks that are similar (like this one
and this one
), I can't find its origin. Are there any African art experts who can help me?
posted by jordanian2
on Jun 8, 2013 -
Would anybody be kind enough to help me by translating some Japanese text of some type, that might help shed some light on a mysterious item that I have had in my posession for several years? [more inside]
posted by wats
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Halloween CostumeFilter: My idea this year is to dress up as a literal incarnation of a Cat Lady: e.g., regular human clothing in conjunction with as hyper-realistic a cat head/mask as I can come up with. Difficulty: must be finished by this coming Wednesday morning so I can wear it to work! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin
on Oct 29, 2012 -
Have you ever heard of people using duct tape and electrical tape to create art? I've been doing it since middle school, but lately, my designs are suffering from the tape refusing to hold its place, and it eventually will wrinkle, shift, and completely come undone. Need help thinking of a solution to prevent it from happening. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter
on Aug 16, 2012 -
Where does one buy disguise makeup stuff? (types of local stores) A mask like the kind from spfxmasks.com (doesn't have to be that good though) would be nice. But really I can make do with a lot less... whatever I can buy in local stores, as I need it soon. But I have no idea what type of store I would buy it at, so I could check the yellowpages and start calling around. This is in Ottawa, anyone know any specific stores here, either?
In particular I need a skin colored patch to conceal some distinctive skin features.
I actually want to have the disguise on by 2pm today... cut it a bit close I know but the idea did not develop until now...
posted by Nish ton
on May 12, 2012 -
The end of year party for my work has a masquerade theme. What sort of mask can I make that will work with glasses? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Aug 25, 2011 -
Dear hivemind, can you recommend (or provide an argument against) a face mask designed to keep the majority of large particles out of my nose and mouth while outside? [more inside]
posted by strixus
on Mar 23, 2010 -
Has anyone here used the ColdAvenger mask before, particularly if you have asthma? (Non-asthmatics also welcome.) [more inside]
posted by flod logic
on Jan 24, 2010 -
I'm looking for an adhesive-backed ink-jet printable plastic suitable for use as masking/stencils for airbrushing. I've tried a couple of options, but have failed in some subtle ways. (Now with related bonus question!) [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on Mar 29, 2009 -
I have a papier mache Carnival mask that's too narrow for my face. It curls back to sort of wrap around the temples, which instead digs into my head. How can I open it up a bit? Will steaming it work?
posted by backseatpilot
on Oct 29, 2008 -
I'm trying finish up a mask I'm making for Halloween; it' s basically a giant papier-mache eyeball, and I'm looking for suggestions for suitable paints to use to make it look good. [more inside]
posted by millions
on Oct 27, 2008 -
What movies have a plot device where a character is able to wear a rubber mask resembling another character that is so convincing that no one questions his identity until he's unmasked? [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp
on Oct 12, 2007 -
Anyone know where to buy a Japanese Noh Mask like these
in or around the Tokyo / Yokohama area? Cheap mass produced masks under $100 are preferred. Thanks
posted by nintendo
on Oct 6, 2007 -
Find me a good, thin eye mask for sleeping that would allow me to sleep on my stomach comfortably. [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Oct 30, 2006 -
Ideas for respectfully avoiding cigarette smoke when visiting a strong smoking culture (especially in Wien/Vienna, but advice for other cities is very welcome too). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 14, 2006 -
What are your favorite subtle questions to ask, while in the early stages of dating, that'll help reveal some insight into the real personality of your potential S.O.? [more inside]
posted by peewee
on Jun 22, 2006 -
I wear glasses and I need a prescription dive mask for snorkeling, but I don't know anything about them. Anyone have tips or recommendations?
posted by smackfu
on Apr 5, 2006 -
Name that Egyptian hair style: the thin, elongated beards men favored. I think many were false wigs, and they even carve them into the masks worn on mummies. What was their significance/meaning? What were they called? [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Jan 16, 2006 -
I'm trying to make a mask of a famous person's face for Halloween, and my artistic skills are sorely lacking. [more inside]
posted by elquien
on Oct 26, 2005 -
I have encountered a website that records my IP address on my messages that I post for all to see every time I post. This makes me paranoid because I feel that even though most of the people on the board are cool; someone with malicious intent may try to use that information against me. How can I post to this board anonymously? And if I can't... is there a way to "mask" my IP address of fake another one in it's place? BTW, I am using Mac OS X TIGER (if that's any help).
posted by Livewire Confusion
on Apr 30, 2005 -